Jonas Lau Markussen

Two Interlacing Animals in Style II D

In Style II D the heads of the animals are reduced to mere ribbon terminals and the feet are becoming more frond-like. Both features characteristic for the succeeding Broa Style (Style III E).


Even the composition is very close to some of the typical layouts found on Broa Style disc-on-bow-brooches.


This type of motif is found throughout Scandinavia but especially prevalent in the eastern regions.


Check out the article on Style II D here:
The Anatomy of Germanic Art: Style II D

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